I've been reading here for several weeks. I had planned on starting my hives two years ago, but we tried selling the house, moving, etc, but the housing market... oh well. So I figured I would give this hobby another attempt this year.
I've never had bees, but have messed with some small hobby farm critters like chickens, turkeys, a couple of cows, kids with 4-H rabbits and pigs.
I retired a couple of years ago and I'm looking for things to keep me busy. I'm pretty handy with a table saw and router and I've built a couple of 10 frame deeps and a couple of five frame medium nucs and the frames as well. The deeps I gave to my neighbor. They may just get too heavy so I'm going medium all the way.
So far I really like this forum. Lots of differing opinions makes this a fun read.
I'm located 15 miles east of Eugene, Oregon in the Cascade foothills.